Japan Quick Update (August 14, 2014)

by FI Fighter on August 13, 2014

in Travel Updates


Hey everyone! I’ve been in Japan for a few days now, and am absolutely having the time of my life. It’s difficult to explain in words, but I really do feel like I’ve stepped into a whole different world. I think I have officially caught [click to continue…]


Leaving for Japan Today! (August 08, 2014)

by FI Fighter on August 8, 2014

in Travel Updates

It’s been a super busy week… Lots of stuff going on: in contract for a new property, wrapping up a ton of loose items at work, taking care of some last minute errands, and now I get to unwind, relax and fly business class on a 787 dreamliner to Japan! :)

My flight is later this afternoon, and I’m super excited for this next [click to continue…]


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Do you know about a web-based payment system called Amazon Payments? Did you know you can send/receive money through Amazon Payments, just like with Payal? So why use Amazon Payments over Paypal? Because you can [click to continue…]


July 2014 Net Worth Update

by FI Fighter on August 4, 2014

in Net Worth

Alright, we are now in the month of August! My next vacation is just around the corner, and I only have four more days of work left! :) You know, I’ve been counting down the days towards this adventure since my last vacation to Maui ended in early January. Hopefully, I’ll arrive back [click to continue…]


Wow! A whirlwind of activities has transpired in the last 24 hours; I almost had to pinch myself this morning to actually believe everything that’s been going on…

As readers may know, lately, I’ve been attending some [click to continue…]


Mid-Year Progress Report (July 29, 2014)

by FI Fighter on July 29, 2014

in Progress


2014 is more than half way over, so I thought now would be a fitting time to update readers on all the progress made so far this year. We are now in Year 3 of the journey to early FI, and it’s time to reflect back [click to continue…]



There’s an old saying — “A rising tide lifts all boats.” In an upmarket (like the one we are currently experiencing right now), almost every single investor looks like a genius. You can literally put your money into any real estate purchase, and your investment will keep on going up!

Who knew flipping could be so easy? Just buy, hold… don’t fix a thing, and you can easily sell it back to the marketplace a [click to continue…]


A Lavish European Honeymoon for ONLY $1,300!

by Living Proof on July 23, 2014

in Travel Hacking

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A few months ago, I was eating lunch with a coworker, and he was telling me about his upcoming European honeymoon. I asked him how much he thought the trip would cost, and he replied:

I think with just flight and hotels, it will cost me $10,000 for two people.

My jaw dropped…..

I asked him: “If it was possible to do it for less than $1,000, would you be interested?”

His eyes widened.

And so it began, and the next few lunches were spent talking about the tricks and secrets to Travel Hacking.

Needless to say, he was hooked! [click to continue…]


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The Easiest, Quickest, and Cheapest method to collecting millions of miles/points is to simply apply for credit cards! This is by far the most lucrative method available today, and there really isn’t anything else that comes close. For example, in the past five years, I’ve opened/closed at least 50 credit cards, and accumulated over 3 million miles/points. Yes, that’s correct, it’s possible to accumulate a balance in the Millions! [click to continue…]


As readers may be aware, a few month’s ago, I was seriously entertaining the thought of selling Rental Property #1 so that I could capitalize on the massive appreciation gains (purchase price: $315,000; current market value: ~$470,000). My initial plan was to do a 1031 exchange, and utilize the proceeds to purchase some more out-of-state rentals.

One of the strategies behind the 1031 would have been to trade [click to continue…]


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